On the Nov. 23 episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Claudia Jordan announced her arrival by declaring, “Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful; hate me because I’m here to stay!” But while the former beauty pageant contestant may want to be admired for her attitude, that trait obviously didn’t carry over into her brief married life!
In fact, one may wonder how Claudia qualifies as a housewife of any kind, given that her lone foray into knot-tying lasted just three months before she and her blink-and-you’ll-miss-him husband separated — and their marriage was later annulled when a judge ruled that they had been drunk out of their minds at the time of their quickie Vegas ceremony!
During her RHOA debut, Claudia admitted, “I’ve been married and it was horrific! So I got divorced.” Now, Star can exclusively reveal her ex’s identity — and the fact that Claudia wasn’t quite telling the truth!
Her former husband is L.A.-based film producer Datari Turner, who’s worked with stars like Demi Moore, James Franco and Katherine Heigl. And no, he and Claudia did not get divorced — their marriage was annulled after a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled that the contentious couple had fueled their marital impulse with booze! “It was a wild night, and it was a complete mistake,” Datari’s friend tells Star. “I think they regretted it from the moment it happened — I know Datari did, anyway.”
According to court documents obtained by Star, the duo married on Nov. 28, 2009, at a quick-stop chapel in Las Vegas. They separated just three months later, and in April 2010, Claudia filed for an annulment due to “fraud.” Datari followed suit in May, asking for and citing the same.
Claudia was a no-show at the Dec. 29, 2010 trial. Datari was sworn in, and in a trial brief submitted to the court by him and his attorney, Datari claimed he and Claudia became “sexually involved” after he cast her as a “music video vixen” in a film in the summer of 2009. Describing the relationship as “carnal and noncommittal,” he claimed the duo indulged in a wild, post-Thanksgiving “binge of partying and drinking” in Las Vegas that led to their “inebriated” decision to get married on the spot.
Pointing out that the pair lived “independent” lives and he was never “in love” with her, Datari claimed he didn’t remember that they had wed until Claudia brought it up to him the following February! He even admitted that he had a long-term girlfriend working in Chicago the entire time. “At least Datari manned up to everything,” the source tells Star. “Claudia didn’t even bother to show up.” The judge ruled their marriage a
In an earlier interview with Star, Claudia claimed she and Datari “both rushed into it. The first few months of being in a relationship, everything is perfect, and you kind of just go for it sometimes.”
But Datari’s friend claims he and Claudia “barely knew each other and, in fact, they hardly spent any time together.” When contacted by Star and told that his picture had appeared on RHOA, Datari commented: “I’ve moved on. If Claudia wants to keep bringing me up, all I can say is, God bless her.”